Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro worshiped cats. He confesses on a comic strip in the “António Maria” newspaper, that he had been a cat in another life. Many pieces represent it, such as the homage to his cat Pili, or the angry cat.
Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro worshiped cats. He, in a comic strip in the newspaper "Antonio Maria", confesses to being "cat in a previous life".
His cats were well known in his cartoons and in his ceramic pieces, maybe because cats are frequently scratching, an attitude very similar to his cartoons’ political satire.